A coastal Maine wedding at the historic 1774 Inn in Phippsburg

 
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Amanda & Florian may be deeply, madly, joyfully in love with each other - but they also feel that way about the 1774 Inn in Phippsburg, Maine, where they had their dream wedding. They LOVE Maine, being outdoors, smelling the ocean, snuggling by the water - so it was pretty clear they wanted to get married there. Advised by her family not to choose somewhere TOO far north into rural Maine, the couple decided to visit the 1774 Inn. It was a freezing cold day, and they joked that all they wanted was a hot beverage by a crackling fire. When they arrived at the inn, they were greeted by the owners with hot cider and invited to come sit by the fireplace. They were smitten.

Fast forward to the perfect 75 degree Saturday in July, Amanda & Flo said I do in front of their 100 guests, who traveled from all over the world to celebrate with them. We arrived at a private beach in Phippsburg for couple portraits, and upon seeing the ocean, Amanda flung off her heels and sprinted towards the ocean, with the sand between her toes and Florian in hand, and screamed, "THIS IS WHAT I WANTED!!! THIS IS MAINE!!!"

There was not one but TWO German family singalongs, on the ukulele and the kazoo, too. Kids played with bubble wands, there were lawn games during cocktail hour, and they celebrated the end of their first dance with a rose petal toss down the steps of the barn. The night ended on an extra sweet note with TONS of homemade pie, fresh jars of jam to take home, and a beautiful cake made by the owner of the Inn (a fantastic husband and wife team, accompanied by the talented and beloved event coordinator Marianne).

Thank you to all the incredible vendors!

Venue: 1774 Inn - Photography: Lena Mirisola - Second shooter: Mei Lin Barral- Coordinator: Marianne Vold - Catering: Dandelion Catering - Officiant: Holly Morrison - Rentals: Marshall Rental Center - DJ: Greg Young of Northeast Event Design - Ceremony harpist: Danielle Paus - Flowers: Emily Carter Flowers - Hair: Betsy’s Hair Salon - Makeup: Lauren Albaum - Transportation: BoMar - Gown: Rivini - Dress shop: Allegria Bridal - Rings: Kosmima - Groomswear: Suit Supply - Invitations + paper goods: Albertine Press - Cake: Green Gourmette - Jazz guitarist: Dave Lawlor

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A Fourth of July wedding at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA

 
 

Erika & Charles met in high school over a decade ago on a double date - but not with each other. They went to separate colleges, wishing each other the occasional “Happy Birthday” on Facebook. As fate would have it, though, they met once again as classmates in grad school in Pennsylvania in 2016. They quickly became friends, and took a chance on each other - and they’re so glad they did!

Charles popped the question at Acadia National Park, and they both marvel at the fact that it took them so many miles and so many years to find each other, even though they grew up 15 minutes from each other. Erika picked out the perfect beach for their engagement photos at Crane Beach in Ipswich (peep their gorgeous sunrise photos here!) and celebrated their big day not too far away on the Fourth of July at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA.

They had a perfectly sunny day complete with a wild and energetic wedding party, photos of all their world travels together, American and Korean traditions blending together seamlessly, and an ice cream sundae bar to put the cherry on top of their perfect day. Congrats #teamcherika!!!

Thank you to all the amazing vendors!

Venue: Willowdale Estate - Photography: Lena Mirisola - Coordinator: Nichole Armano - Videography: Some Fuzzy - DJ: DJ Case - Hair + makeup: Love Notes By June - Florals: Karla Cassidy Designs - Dress: Pronovias - Bridesmaids dresses: Lulu’s - Grooms attire: Indochino - Rentals: PEAK

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A Popponesset Inn wedding on Cape Cod

 
 

Kelly & Dan are true New Yorkers, and very much in love with the city where they built their life together. Kelly is the master of NYC sunset skyline photos, and Dan is the head chef of their kitchen. They love taking long walks on the river, sharing drinks at the pier at happy hour, jetting off to new places (especially if they’re in Europe or involve a beach / pool) and good old Netflix marathons on their couch at home. Dan proposed underneath the Staple Street bridge in Manhattan, where they returned for their engagement photos last summer!

On a perfect 70 degree summer Friday, Kelly & Dan took happy hour to a new level with all their family and friends gathered at the Popponesset Inn in Mashpee on Cape Cod. Kelly wore her grandmother’s earrings, a new necklace from Dan, her mother’s blue sapphire ring, and borrowed a diamond bracelet from Dan’s mom. They read letters to each other back to back on the beach right before they turned around to see each other for their first look. Their ceremony was short and sweet just as they wanted it to be, then spent the night eating cupcakes (with their adorable catchphrase Mc2 on them - McDonough x McNichol), dancing with their besties, and grabbing late night bites of french fries!

Vendors:

Venue: Popponesset Inn - Photography: Lena Mirisola - Coordinator: Jennifer Perry - Videography: 4th Henry Productions - DJ + Photo Booth: TSG Weddings - Cake: The Icing on the Cake - Makeup: Danielle Austin - Hair: Patty Souza - Florals: J Doyle Florals - Bridemaids dresses: BHLDN - Groomswear: Jos A Bank - Lighting: Ryan Designs - Transportation: Cape Destinations

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A cosmopolitan, Turkish wedding at The State Room in Boston, MA

A cosmopolitan, Turkish wedding at The State Room in Boston, MA

This chic, downtown Boston wedding combined Turkish and American traditions for the most ROYALLY EPIC day! Don’t miss the rich Turkish decor, sweeping skyline views from The State Room, an adorable pink taxi, and a BELLY DANCER!

An autumn wedding at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA

An autumn wedding at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA

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A luxurious, autumn inspired Cape Cod wedding at Wequassett Resort

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This pumpkin spice Cape Cod wedding was complete with an oceanfront ceremony, flower girl grandmas, spiced rum cider, pumpkin candles, and fresh donuts - their reception literally SMELLED like all the best parts of fall! And for this party animal, Drake-loving couple and all their wild friends and family, they turned Wequassett Resort into the hottest nightclub around.

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A garden wedding on Martha's Vineyard at the Beach Plum Inn

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A Bloom Meadows wedding in the Berkshires, MA

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A summer Willowdale Estate wedding in Topsfield, MA

In the words of the groom, “People said it will never work - she is a beautiful angel and he is a unique-featured weirdo.”

Mallory & Ryan have known each other since high school, through awkward encounters and mutual friends. After realizing they were particularly sweet on each other, Mal & Ry patiently waited for the right timing to be together. Between law school, medical school, Connecticut, and Boston, Ryan popped the question by the romantic reflecting pool in Boston, and she said YES! 

With the forecast showing thunderstorms and rain at Willowdale Estate all day, Mallory & Ryan prepared themselves for a wet wedding day. It poured all morning long, as predicted. As Mallory descended down the stairs to see her husband for the first time, something miraculous happened: the SUN came out. After a joyous first look, the ceremony began. Right before their first kiss, everyone could hear the pitter patter of drops bouncing off the tent - it began to pour as they sealed their marriage with a kiss and ran down the aisle. 

Here's to an INCREDIBLE Italian honeymoon and a lifetime of love, dancing, basketball, scooper bowl ice cream, getaway weekends to Burlington, beer, running, and HAPPINESS! <3

Show these vendors some love!

Hair & makeup - Traveler Beauty Company
Invitations - Jen Simpson Design (Etsy)
Dress - Mikaella Bridal
Suit - Joseph A Bank
DJ & live musicians - Czone Entertainment
Florist - Petals, Inc
Cake - Topsfield Bakeshop

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A rustic, summer Harrington Farm wedding in Princeton, MA

"I choose you."

First, Katie & Marty wanted to throw a surprise wedding at their annual clambake. Then, they decided to try out their own backyard for a low-key wedding. Finally, they found the perfect mix of rustic and beautiful: Harrington Farm. They got ready in an old farmhouse just like the one they live in together. Needless to say, everything was utterly perfect.

With a piece of her dad's shirt sewn into her dress, and a special message for her dad sewn onto his tie, this wedding was full of sentimental details. Katie's mother's eyes began to well up with tears as she saw her own veil wrapped around her daughter's bouquet, and the tears were FLOWING during Katie & Marty's *almost* first look. The rainy forecast made way for sweet sunshine all day as Katie & Marty danced on cloud nine through their wedding day with tons of laughs, an abundance of tears, and so many loving guests.  

As Katie's father simply put it, their families aren't gaining a son or a daughter, they're gaining one hell of a couple. Forever and always, The Derens.

Thank you to the fabulous vendors!

Second Shooting: Rachael Riley
Venue & Catering: Harrington Farm
Hair and Makeup: Christy and Co.
Invitations: Ludlow Printing
Dress: Pearl Bridal
Groomswear: Men’s Wearhouse
DJ: Mike Messina from Greg Bedard DJ Entertainment
Flowers: Jeff French Florist
Cake: The Bean Counter

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A lighthouse York Harbor Inn wedding in Maine

"It's never too late to live happily ever after"

Joan & Jeff have such a wonderfully quirky love story. In 2015, these two met at a gathering and were found "making out in the kitchen like two teenagers." They found out that they both drove the same exact Town & Country minivan, both had dogs named Zoey, both had sisters named Anne, and were blind in their right eye. Well, these Californians took a trip to Maine, and Jeff proposed to Joan at the York Harbor Inn and sealed the deal! Their bubbly personalities are meant to be, always laughing, dancing, kissing, and caring for everyone around them. They celebrated alongside their family, friends and a whole bunch of starfish. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Connell for getting #yorkedinmaine !

Thank you to all the incredible vendors!

Hair & makeup: Euphoria Hair Salon and Spa - York, Maine
Nails: Cindy’s - York, Maine
Invitations: Elegant Lace - San Jose, CA
Suit Rentals: MadTuxx - Portsmouth, NH
DJ: Fred Pappalardo
Flowers: Flower Kiosk - Portsmouth, NH
Venue & Catering: York Harbor Inn
Cake: Beach Pea Baking Company - Kittery, Maine
Trolley: York Trolley Company, LLC - York, Maine